Been a long break since the last mailing.
I have been swamped with work – spending too much time at Home Depot. I promise to get some photos to share shortly.
I have of course been able to watch the Flyers exciting run and have been to many Phillies game (6-5 on the season).
For those in Philly tomorrow, come out to 15th and Locust where Fado is blocking off the street for the USA/England soccer match. Should be a good time. Hope to see you there.
Two topics close to my heart:
1) Marijuana leniency starts and Do marijuana and driving mix?
2) I hate PA’s way that treat us when it comes to buying beer or liquor. In NJ on Memorial Day, liqor stores are open. In PA, they are closed. Love the state running them. in addition, if the state says they are helping us save money with their buying power, how come a handles of Captain Morgan is $29.99. When in NJ, I bet it is less.
I did make it to Avalon for Memorial Day weekend. They are doing a major operation to bring back the beach that has disappeared. Big machinery in use. . Did make it to the USA/Turkey soccer match that weekend too which was a good time. And last weekend was bike race Sunday – sorry I did not get out the email to remind you. - Mark
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1) The Ultimate Networking Event
Live at Octo Waterfront Grille
Tuesday June 15th, 2010 6-9pm
At The Ultimate Networking Event you'll meet CEO's, Business Leaders and Decision makers from a variety of leading companies. You will learn and have opportunities to grow your business from some of the area's top business networking professional's.
2) SUNDAY NIGHTS IN AVALON
Shore Quizzo this Sunday at The Rock 'n Chair 8pm to 9:30pm (NEW TIME) w/ Bobby Mansure
9:30pm The Party Dance Vince and The Corner Boys
3) Networking Happy Hour at Octo for Professionals in Technology
A) $1,249 1BR NEW CONDO includes 2 gym memberships (JULY 1st) Marine Club/Center City. The condo has cherry hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen has tan granite counter tops and cherry wood cabinets, an oven, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, all stainless steel and top of the line. The bathroom has a stand-up shower/whirlpool tub with jets combo and marble floor. The condo has a stackable washer/dryer in the closet. The condo comes with 24/7 Concierge (super safe building, no access without electronic key), 2 gym memberships, lounge, coffee shop/cafe in the building, bike storage in the garage, tons of elevators, courtyard access, which includes a brand new DOG PARK, exercise area, benches, tables for eating, bbq, two fish ponds and a fountain. There is plenty of street parking and you don't need a permit. The condo is 1/2 a block to the subway. The bus lines are right out front. I will allow a small dog. ONLY ONE MONTH SECURITY DEPOSIT. The condo is ready on July 1st, need 1 yr. lease. Call 215-350-5191 or email@example.com to come see the place or see some pictures
B) $1675 / 2br - Huge Bi-level Luxury Apt in Bella Vista. Completely re-modeled bi-level apt with over 1300 sq. ft. Available August 1. Quiet neighborhood within 2 blocks of Morning Glory, Sabrinas. 3 blocks to Whole Foods, Superfresh and CVS on South St. Great fine dining. Close to area hospitals. 1 block from recreational park. Very safe and family friendly area. First Floor: Huge kitchen with lots of cabinet space, recessed lighting, French doors. Marvelous living room/dining room with hardwood floors and high ceilings. A/C. Second floor: Plush carpet throughout. Master bedroom has lots of closet space and private bath. Hallway bath has ceramic tile, high ceiling with recessed lights and closet. Second bedroom has same plush carpet, closets, view of city. Amenities: Washer/dryer. Quiet neighborhood. Satellite TV enabled. Full staircase. Light dimmers throughout. Advanced fire and smoke detection system. Advanced security system. Free parking lot nearby and easy on-street parking. Available August 1 (unfurnished). Water included. Gas/electric and other utilities based on use. No pets please. Non-smokers preferred. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. More pictures available at: http://barisoft.com/916Catherine/916Catherine-pics.pdf.
C) For rent, $1790 a month, Locust Point, 25th and Locust, One bedroom, One bath loft unit, 2nd Floor, Hardwood Floors, Washer/Dryer, Central Air, Stainless Steel Appliances, Storage, Gym, Has Parking Space, contact Stacy at 267-250-4822 or email@example.com.
5) Center City District Lunchtime Concert Series
Take your lunch outside every Wednesday this summer and enjoy some free concerts at the Center City District Lunchtime Concert Series presented by TD Bank. The performances are set for noon to 1:30 p.m. from June 2 through August 25 at locations throughout Center City.
6) ATLANTIC CITY Bus Trip
Saturday, July 24th, 2010
Bus Pick Up: 12:30 p.m. @ Montgomery Mall, Strawbridge’s Parking Lot, 2nd Floor, Poles #16 & #17
Bus Pick Up: 9:00 p.m. @ Casino To Be Determined in June
Bus Drop Off: 11:00 p.m. @ Montgomery Mall, Strawbridge’s Parking Lot, 2nd Floor, Poles #16 & #17
Cost pp: $30.00 per person (last year we got $22 back from the Hilton!!!!)
The party bus is B.Y.O.B. Alcoholic beverages, food and coolers ARE allowed on the bus and can remain on the bus during the day. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase on the bus. A tip for the Hagey bus driver will be collected on the bus (at least $1 per person is recommended). A feature movie will be available on the ride home. Must be 21 years or older. Children are not permitted. Sorry folks, no refunds! The sale of tickets is first-come-first-served! For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the following representative:
Chanda Berrios-Penhollo, (215) 7 8 7 - 8 4 2 1, firstname.lastname@example.org
7) Center City District Sips Happy Hours
Head out with coworkers and friends every Wednesday evening this summer, to over 70 bars and restaurants participating in Center City District Sips Happy Hours. Sip on $4 cocktails, $3 wine, $2 beer and bite on half-price appetizers, from 5 to 7 p.m. every Wednesday, June 2 through August 25. Plus, you can extend the fun, as some participating bars and restaurants will be offering 15% off dinner to those who stay past 7 p.m.
8) MANAYUNK KAYAK TOURS
For its fourth season, Hidden River Outfitters is teaming up with the Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant to provide kayaking tours of the Schuylkill River. Your river adventure includes instruction, equipment rental, a guided tour and a meal at the Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant. The cost is $55-65. The first tours of the season are this Saturday, June 12th at 10am and 1pm. Space is still available. Visit www.manayunkkayaktours.com to reserve your spot today.
9) Room for rent
apartment is in the Victory Building (10th and Chestnut), unit 201w. 1100+ sq ft. 2BR, 1BA. 10 foot ceilings. fully furnished. large bathroom. Rent is $1000/mo. Electric is generally $75/mo. Parking Garages available (3000/yr) or get a parking permit for nearby meters ($20/yr). Doorman. Fitness Center. Handsome, well-spoken, professional male roommate (30's). Laundry in building. email: email@example.com if interested
10) Free Women's Self-Defense Classes in June
Neighbor and Jiu Jitsu champion Chris Garber's June 9 class is all filled up - but there are four more classes available:
Chris is holding free classes 7PM every Wednesday in June (16, 23 & 30th) - women only, and space is limited, so one class per person please. The Self-Defense Center, 1024 N 3rd. (at Liberties Walk). RSVP required, 267-324-5367 (or text "RSVP" to 305-775-3859)
Lawrence Whitaker of the Urban Defense Center is holding a free women's self-defense class on Wednesday June 9, 7PM, Urban Defense Center, 725 N. 6th (at Brown St.). Space limited, RSVP required, 267-974-0287 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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11) PrideDay 2010 :: The 22nd Annual LGBT Pride Parade & Festival
WHEN: Sunday, June 13, 12:00 Noon-6:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Parade begins at 13th & Locust Streets and proceeds East on Market Street, past a Judges Reviewing Stand at Independence Hall. The parade continues East over Chestnut Street walkway entrance for the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing.
Festival on the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing (Columbus Boulevard, from Market Street to Walnut Street.
WHAT: Event includes main stage entertainment, Dance Area, Family Zone, Pet Zone, Health Area, and a variety of food and beverages. Presented by Philly
Pride Presents, there is a $10 admission. Over 90 different organizations networking and doing outreach and over 40 different merchants selling
rainbow novelties, craft and their products.
BACKGROUND: PHILLY PRIDE PRESENTS, Inc. (PPP) is a group of volunteer coordinators under the leadership of an Executive Director and Senior Advisor which organizes "PrideDay" in June and "OutFest" in October. These are the largest events during which the Philadelphia Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community joins together and celebrates as a whole.
The first official Pride Parade was organized in an impromptu fashion at the end of the 1980s and was intended to coincide with rally planned by the Lesbian and Gay Task Force at Love Park. It was so successful that community members met and started an organization (Lesbian & Gay Pride of the Delaware Valley, Inc.) whose goal was to produce a parade and festival at Penn's Landing each year to continue the community outreach and visibility that was achieved with that one rally. That organization evolved into what we know today as Philly Pride Presents and that first rally grew into the largest celebration and networking of LGBT pride in the region, now attracting over 25,000 people each year.
For more information about Philly Pride Presents or Pride Day, please call 215-875-9288, email us at PhillyGayPride@aol.com or visit our website: www.phillypride.org
12)Conshohocken Restaurant Week
June 14–20, over 15 restaurants and pubs in Conshohocken and West Conshohocken, the restaurant-rich boroughs straddling the Schuylkill River, will be participating in Restaurant Week, offering $20 or $35 three- or four-course prix fixe options.
A) 7 Ways to Tell If You’re a Shoobie
B) U2’s Philadelphia concert, American tour postponed a year
C) New Avalon Restaurant
14) RANDOM PHILLY EVENTS
Saturday June 26: * FIREWORKS! *
Wednesday June 30:
- Celebrate Wawa Hoagie Day with a party at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, with the guest of honor being a mile-long Wawa hoagie! Afterward, enjoy a screening of "Rocky" right at the foot of the famous Rocky Steps. FREE!
Friday July 2:
- Enjoy Dietz and Watson Hot Dog Day in Historic Philadelphia with Ben Franklin, Betsy Ross and a host of others at the Independence Picnic - featuring live music, family fun and of course, plenty of hot dogs. FREE!
- Bring a picnic dinner on Independence Mall as Peter Nero and the Philly Pops perform Pops on Independence, a patriotic, alfresco concert (8:00 p.m.). FREE!